03. 11. 2022 Philanthropy

22 good deeds tips for #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday 2022 is just around the corner. We will celebrate it on the 29th of November. If you are looking forward to it like we are, you are probably thinking about what kind of good deed you could do to celebrate this day. That is why, like every year, we bring you new tips for good deeds you can do before, during and after GivingTuesday. Read on and get inspired.

Good deeds at work

  • Bring your colleagues breakfast or make them coffee.
  • Teach people around you a new skill. It does not have to be work-related; you can teach them how to verify information on the Internet, play chess, practice yoga, share their hobby, or anything else.
  • Leave a note with a compliment on your colleagues’ desk.
  • Make everyone happy and end a long work meeting a little earlier.

Good deeds in the neighborhood

  • Collect garbage in the indoor unit.
  • Put old clothes in the entrance of your block of flats and when it is full, sort the clothes and donate them.
  • Let someone into the elevator before you.
  • Drop a postcard in your neighbour’s mailbox or leave an encouraging note on the front door or in the elevator. Maybe even the grumpy neighbour from the first floor will be pleased.

Good deeds with children

  • Collect trash around the playground with the children.
  • Donate together toys or books to the crisis centre. Sorting together can be an excellent experience for children.
  • Prepare Santa packages for those who cannot afford them – go shopping with the children, then wrap the gifts together and deliver them.
  • Explain to the children why it is good to help.
  • Ask the children how and who they helped at school or kindergarten.

Good deeds in the family

  • Call relatives you have not seen or heard from in a long time.
  • Take your grandparents on a trip.
  • Create a WhatsApp group with your loved ones (you can also use another tool according to your preferences). You will suddenly find that even your tech-averse dad can send you a funny photo. It is a great way to stay in touch, especially if there are more of you and everyone lives in different parts of the world.
  • Do not argue at a family gathering. Maybe you and your aunt or cousin have different political opinions and positions on value topics. Still, you usually will not solve anything by arguing. Try to listen; if you cannot stand it, change the subject. For example, ask them what the last time they did a good deed was.

Good deeds online

  • Use our Accelerator of Good Deeds. It is a tool on the Givingtuesday.sk website that contains a list of organisations that look for help. You can support them by donating money, time, things or know-how. Each organisation in the Accelerator has a description of what would help them the most. You can view the calls of these non-profits and filter them according to region, type of aid and the issue of their focus.
  • Try virtual volunteering. If you want to volunteer but do not want to go anywhere, this is the place for you. You can do virtual volunteering at home from behind a computer. Suppose you are good at marketing, design, accounting, programming, or know languages. In that case, there is a good chance that a non-profit is looking for someone like you. Reach out to your favourite organisation and ask if they need your skills. Or choose from opportunities published on platforms such as Growni, Digital Angels and Bystriny.
  • Subscribe to the newsletter of your favourite organisation.That way, you will know what they plan, what impact their activities have and how they improve society.
  • Donate your online space to a non-profit.Your favourite initiative or organisation will be happy if you share their posts or requests for help.
  • Raise awareness about #GivingTuesday!The idea of #GivingTuesday is very simple yet very catchy and will resonate with many people. The more people know about #GivingTuesday; the more good deeds will happen on this special day. Since #GivingTuesday originated as an experiment on social media. That is where it works best. Share your good deeds on Facebook or Instagram and do not forget the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #MozemPomozem and tag @givingtuesdaysk.

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